Sébastien Loeb Racing’s Felice Jelmini led a Hyundai 1-2 in qualifying for the first TCR Europe race at Spa-Francorchamps, as he beat team-mate Mehdi Bennani by over four tenths of a second.
Jack Young ensured that Honda drivers remained on top of the times by going fastest in the second TCR Europe practice session at Spa-Francorchamps, less than a tenth of a second ahead of Mikel Azcona.
TCR Europe leader Franco Girolami was the fastest driver in Thursday’s first practice session at Spa-Francorchamps, edging out CUPRA returnee Mikel Azcona.
Philipp Eng will replace Stefano Coletti at Romeo Ferraris in this year’s PURE ETCR electric touring car series, getting behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR at next month’s Copenhagen street race.
Excelr8 Motorsport is investigating the feasibility of running Hyundai engines in its cars in the British Touring Car Championship next year, in partnership with Swindon Powertrain.
TCR South America
Rodrigo Baptista and Tom Coronel came through from the back of the grid to win the TCR South America endurance race at Curitiba in Brazil, as many drivers suffered from front-left punctures.
TCR Australia has replaced the cancelled Morgan Park Raceway event with a round at The Bend Motorsport Park in October, marking the first visit of the series to the South Australian circuit in 2021.
The ADAC TCR Germany event at the Nürburgring originally scheduled for 7 – 8 August has been postponed due to the circuit being used as a centre for coordinating aid measures following the catastrophic Eifel flooding.